Penrith Panthers have announced the signing of New Zealand international forward Zane Tetevano on a two-year deal.
The 29-year-old joins Panthers from Sydney Roosters, where he was part of the NRL squad that claimed back-to-back premierships.
“I love what I see here at the Panthers and I’m genuinely excited to be part of it,” Tetevano said.
“There’s so much talent in this team and I think Ivan (Cleary) and the other coaches can help take my game to another level.
“It’s my goal to keep improving every day, on and off the field, and to share my knowledge and experience with the younger guys.”
Tetevano has played 103 NRL games and made his Test debut for the Kiwis in the recent series against Great Britain.
He will begin pre-season training at Panthers next week.
“To sign a premiership winner and current New Zealand international is a significant coup for our club,” Panthers General Manager Rugby League Matt Cameron said.
“The decision to bring Zane to Panthers was made in consideration of both his playing ability and the other qualities he has to offer.
“Our contacts at the Roosters couldn’t speak more highly of the contribution he made to their organisation over the last three years.
“Their sincere endorsement gives us great confidence that Zane will have a similarly positive impact here at Panthers.”